His state in crisis, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, remains focused on banning local mask and vaccine requirements.
On the News Today: There is now confirmation that former U.S. attorney Byung Pak has resigned after refusing to follow calls by the Trump team backing Trump’s allegations of election fraud in Georgia. Trump also intended to dismiss and replace the acting US attorney general for not supporting the system. Republican lawmakers are again threatening to take state finances hostage instead of agreeing to an increase in the “debt ceiling”. And yes, that’s during a nationwide pandemic.
Meanwhile, this Republican-led pandemic surge is getting worse, and the governors responsible for the new surge are not backing down in their demands that their states not take special precautions.
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